Program Title: ISEP Tilburg University
Location: Tilburg, Netherlands
Host Website: ISEP: Tilburg
International Cultural Studies (in English)
Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. ISEP requires students to have a 2.75 or higher GPA. Applicants should also be entering their third year at the time of application. Most courses are intended for students who have completed entry level coursework in their major (at least 4-5 courses).
At least one area studies course is strongly recommended. Additional preparation: Language, Culture and Society; Intercultural Communications; Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies; Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Students must first apply through Pitzer’s Office of Study Abroad and International Programs. If accepted by Pitzer, students will complete the ISEP Exchange application. If accepted by ISEP, students will then complete the University application.
Fall semester: late August to early January
Spring Semester: early January to late June
Academic Year: late August to late June
Students are required to take a full course load equivalent to four Pitzer course credits including a Dutch language course and one course with content on Dutch history, politics, literature or culture. In addition, students take the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.
Students are required to take a Dutch language course. Dutch language courses are offered in addition to regular classes during the academic year or semester.
Tilburg is strongest in the fields of economics, social sciences and humanities, and all programs offer a number of courses in English.
Visit the ISEP website shown above and select ‘Website for Course Availability.’
Pitzer students take a full course load of 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) which is the equivalent of four Pitzer course credits. Students typically take 4 to 5 courses. In addition to a full course load at the university, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the writing course via Sakai. (See above under Required Courses.)
Housing and Board Options
Students are housed in student apartments and given a stipend for purchasing meals at the cafeteria or preparing their own meals. Disabled students can be accommodated.
Student Visa/Residence Permits
Non-EU students are required to apply for a residence permit, which costs approximately $350.